Flynn Gurry soars on his warm, captivating debut EP ‘Weather & Dogs ?’

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Flynn Gurry soars on his warm, captivating debut EP ‘Weather & Dogs ?’

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Words by Alex Callan

Flynn Gurry has emerged a captivating storyteller and standout entertainer on his sweetly soaring and softly stunning debut EP.

You don’t often come across a local unsigned artist with a sound that is not only comparable to but on par with some of the world’s biggest pop stars. Flynn Gurry is that anomaly. With a voice that matches up to Ed Sheeran and the songwriting to back it, Warrnambool-born, Melbourne-based Gurry may well be one of Australia’s biggest undiscovered talents.

Marking his first release, the Weather & Dogs? EP (released independently on September 23 and produced, mixed and mastered by Aria award-winning producer Jan Skubiszewski) highlights an accessible style that’ll undoubtedly and very quickly find a home on commercial radio stations around the country.

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‘Sunrise To Sunset’, Gurry’s debut single already sitting on a cool 21,000 Spotify streams, is dominated by punchy beats and melodic guitar leads alongside Gurry’s resonating, warm vocals that guide the listener into the “sunset driving”. The chorus is radiant with euphoric imagery, with the instrumentalisation fittingly illustrates the “sunrise to sunset”.

‘Don’t Know Love’ displays subtle trip-hop picks and a raspy vocal cadence reminiscent of James Bay. This was the first song that Flynn wrote from the perspective of someone else, and in this case, the entirety of the track is written from the view of a woman whose husband went to war and never came home. Flynn says: “I remember at the time of writing this thinking pretty deeply about love in general and how powerful it can be and that maybe we don’t fully understand it until we loose it”.

‘Running’ presents an exciting contrast due to its combination of vibrant surf folk rhythms and profoundly darker lyrics than its predecessors, with the inclusion of female backing vocals only further adding to the song’s vulnerability.

In a style changeup that lends from Harry Styles’ ‘Kiwi’, the closing track ‘TopDog’ comes as quite a surprise. Gurry ups the ante significantly through the inclusion of heavy electric guitars and catchy rock ‘n roll hooks; a welcomed change-up that only further highlights the immediacy for Gurry to be seen in massive stadiums. If Weather & Dogs ? is anything to go by, that’s only a matter of time.


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Sonically Gurry resides in an indie- roots-pop world, but at his core, he is a storyteller, using music to appreciate the positive experiences of life’s journey. After having performed at a variety of events and festivals such as the Queenscliff Music Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Loch Hart Music Festival and recently being announced as a support for Goanna, Gurry will officially launch his EP at The Space, Warrnambool on November 5. Gurry will be joined by special guests with Evie Mae opening the night. Find out more here.

Keep your eyes peeled with more to come from Flynn Gurry! Check out his music on Spotify or YouTube, and suss his Instagram for any and all updates.